On The Metaphysical Propulsion, Through Interdimensional Space
"The advancement of all sciences, especially where there has been such a radical change, have been attended to with persecution."- Daniel D. Palmer, n.d.
The idea of warp-time propulsion could, if successfully applied, solve many of the metaphysical problems of hypothetical interplanetary space travel. It could allow humanity to truly govern the universe, with an iron fist... However, it also raises some questions, both societal and ethical, in addition to the inevitable physiological affects on the individual.
The potential advantages of unlocking the physical requirements of warp-time propulsion vastly outnumber those of conventional methods. For example, humans could travel to Venus (from Earth) in two weeks. Such would take a two-hundred year time frame for one of today's three-stage rockets, to achieve the exact same task! It could allow the human race to unlock the secret of the stars... To fully understand the secrets of the stars, to fully reach omniscience of the universe. Answers and solutions to today's interplanetary solutions could soon be within the grasp of any able-bodied person. (Factors such as age and health are unimportant- irrelevant, even- due to the potential brevity of the trips.) Such transforms the general concept of humanity as a starfaring race into a reality; traveling between planets takes as long as a walk through the park... Or a Sunday drive, if anyone still goes to church these days... Anyway, humans will no longer be bound by large spans of time, to put simply. To summarize, it will eventually unlock the ability to travel great distances in relatively minimal periods of time. Yet it's an incredibly complicated process, requiring precise control over many variables, many of which consisting of dependent time-shaft stimulatory precedents.
((In warp-time propulsion, the ship used is vastly different from those of conventional methods of interplanetary propulsion. It consists of an outer titanium coating over a large, circular fan pulling a long, drawn-out aerodynamic shape, cultivating into a small head containing all of the crew and materials. (From the side, it closely resembles an individual sperm cell stuck in a fan. That should serve as an adequate mental image.) The shape serves to minimize drag, and/or collinear resistance, to the degree one would find on a Prius; in other words, very, very low. Such maximizes fuel defiance and range on a full tank of matter-energy.))
The techniques used in warp-time propulsion require an infinite understanding of operational methods of both yesteryear and the future... It would require an infinite perception of metabiological physics, a feat requiring a humanoid of the 8th Mental Structure or higher. Pairing technological development with a mere human would resemble asking a raccoon to solve complex algebraic inequalities: For example, to the untrained eye, the process appears to sharply contradict the fundamentals of Einsteinian relativity, a theorem universally accepted by Metaphycicists as truth. In addition, it requires the ability to reliably and accurately produce and manipulate a stream of ions, with a fully independent charge-manipulator... (Otherwise, the starship loses the ability to maintain control at high speeds, a potential fatality to anyone near or in the ship.) Such presents itself as a daunting (yet plausible) achievement, one which comes with great reward. Yet the potentially negative societal effects must also be addressed.
(Note: The only potentially positive effect warp-time space propulsion could theoretically have on humanitarian society as a whole is in the concept of a starfaring race, as stated above.)
The process could result in humanity viewing the universe- the longest term variable ever- into something manipulatible using short-time-frame ideas. Such would be due to the potential brevity of interplanetary joyrides. That mainframe or mindset could then lead to the collapse of society as a whole, because both short- and long-term results must be considered to make wise decisions. Because if only the "now" is accounted for, then unemployment, crime, teen pregnancy rates, and other signs of societal erosion will soar. Even so, the ethical factors must also be considered on the individual level, in addition to the wellbeing of humanity as a whole, for it has been said that society is no more than a collimation of persons.
Many claim the technology could directly lead to an increase in immoral behavior, even when one omits the short-term mind frame hypothesis considered briefly in the previous paragraph. For example, it could resurrect the slave trade (due to increase in ability to transport resources and persons), an act considered immoral by nearly everyone of the Third Mental Structure or higher... In other words, anyone with a brain opposes slavery. ..(As of 2012, all humans consist of the 3rd Mental Structure.) A bold statement, but I know the majority of my colleagues will agree. It could also induce a sense of overconfidence among individuals, due to potential intergalactic overcontrol, thus leading to an increase in moral and legal cleavage. (Emphasis: All of this could occur even when the short-term hypothesis is not considered.) Unfortunately, in addition to all of the moral and societal issues, environmental concerns further the difficulty of warp-time space propulsion metamorphosing into reality.
(("To enter a mass-mind might be painless, and satisfy all his want and needs... But it was suicide nonetheless."- (The Golden Age, p399) This passage describes the risk of the potential technology upon society: it could force all into a similar way of thinking, a mass-mind, which could view problems as something accomplishable merely by short-term mindframes, as expressed above.))
The environmental questions must not be dismissed; for fear of bioterritorial collapse is inherently rational. Such is nearly as chilling as the possibility of societal collapse, as a result of the developing technology. A steady stream of ions erupting from the rear thrusts as waste products serve to further pollution. Eventually, the ions could build up until they become an obstacle to biotourism and starfaring- due to potential reduction in visibility. In order to minimize antiatmospheric damage, several propulsion companies are currently prototyping catalytic converters. (For the unbeknownst, catalytic converters reduce emissions in road vehicles by concentrating and isolating waste.) There is also the prospect of government regulation upon emissions, an idea satisfactory to the majority of concerned environmentalists... Yet some Primitive-Technologists (particularly the Phutureprimitives and Red Manorials) continue to resent the technological development, for environmental reasons. They fail to recognize the innumerable advantages of warp-time space propulsion, versus conventional methods of today, chiefly the Three- Stage Shuttle System developed by the National Air and Space Administration (NASA).
To summarize, the reasons behind restricting and/or promoting the controversial technology are both numerous. Yet potential donors and contributors will ultimately decide which side is greater... So, the technology's potential lies not in fancy laboratories, but in wallets, in minds, in the words of today's individuals. Both moral and environmental concerns dominate the list of reasons to oppose the new propulsion techniques, thus possibly eliminating the potential of humanity as a starfaring race. The fate of humanity rides on the fate of warp-time propulsion, in a way no other idea of mankind ever has before.
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